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Quick Tips: Common Comma Errors  ~oOo~ Commas are the bane of a copy editor’s existence. The rules of proper comma usage are vast and nearly impossible to list in something titled a Quick Tip. However, for today’s quick tip, here are some of the common comma errors we see on a regular basis: A misplaced comma before a conjunction and a dependent clause: Tom made his bed,...

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Articles / On Writing

What the hell is an appositive?  ~oOo~ We’ve all seen sentences like these: Mike and his wife, Jill, took the scenic route on their way to dinner. Harry and his friend Lou went out for drinks. Have you ever  wondered why the name Jill is separated by commas in the first sentence, but Lou isn’t? Grammatically speaking, the name Jill in the first sentence is a...

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